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Contemporary Eco Barn In East Hampshire Countryside With Views Of Wooded Hills



Updated: 08-Oct-2016
Spacious 2-bedroom contemporary barn conversiokn near Hawkley in the South Downs National Park. Peaceful setting with views of fields and steep wooded hills, swimming pool

The Woodshed at Home Farm offers 4 star holiday accommodation in a stylishly converted steel-framed barn, set in 10 hectares of natural pasture and woodland. Situated on high ground, it has sweeping views of East Hampshire’s beautiful wooded hills (The Hangers), within the South Downs National Park. Rooms are contemporary, comfortable and carefully designed. Through the wide glazed doors of the large kitchen/living room you can spot wildlife and step out into your own flower meadow, enjoy the pastoral setting, or take a dip in the pool. A solar heating system provides hot water and a woodburning stove gives warmth, with logs supplied from our woodland. From conception to completion the Woodshed was made as sustainable as possible - awarded 'Gold' by the GTBS, it is well insulated, roof included. The Woodshed is in an ideal location between London and the south coast and the local area is packed with interest. We welcome all visitors and can provide for families with young children, cyclists and walkers.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

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About the Owner

The Elderton family have lived in Hawkley for over 32 years and know the area well. Richard Elderton is a cabinet-maker and restorer, and teaches a variety of woodworking skills at Home Farm. Lou Elderton has worked in the hospitality industry and in an architect's practice. We are always pleased to meet new people and share our love of this beautiful bit of English countryside.

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Speaks English, French

Guestbook comments from the manager

A most heavenly cosy and stylish retreat, welcoming and comfortable. The Wonderful Woodshed. I loved everything inside and out and hope I can return.
May 2011
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5 Reviews

based on 5 holidaymaker reviews


Beautiful place

  • 5 of 5

We have just come back from an absolutely wonderful few days at the woodshed. We have stayed in a lot of different places in the UK but his place was one of the best. Really relaxing, even with a toddler in tow. Beautiful place and surroundings. The pool was lovely too! Our son really enjoyed just playing in and around the house. Richard and Lou were very welcoming. We will be back!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We needed to get out of London and go somewhere close (we live in SW) to recharge and relax. It was wonderful! The location is peaceful and beautiful. The woodshed is warm and comfortable. Our 4 year old son loved the swing and the oak tree and the tractors in the barn next door. The food at the local pub (a 30 min walk away) was very good. What a find, we'll be back.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! It's such a pleasure to know our guests enjoy the Woodshed.
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  • 5 of 5

This place is beautiful, if you want peace and quiet with lovely walks and nice local pubs this place is a MUST! I took my little dog and he loved it. The Eco Barn is fabulous, very spacious and comfortable. The owners are lovely and very accommodating. I will definitely be booking again.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Inspiring, beautiful, restful and a delight

  • 5 of 5

I received a very warm welcome from both Richard and Lou and the property was so much more than I expected. The pictures really do not do it enough justice, just as the other reviewer said. It is spotlessly clean, the view makes you smile and feel peaceful all at the same time and the shear delight of staying in such a smart, cosy, eco property just makes it even more rewarding. I was truly inspired by my stay and intend to visit again in the spring. On a practical note, the furnishings are comfortable and the bed equally so, there's everything you need to enjoy a great break or holiday and the owners are on hand if you want any help or advice on where to go and what to do. I just thoroughly enjoyed walking through so much woodland, listening to the birds and seeing my dog get extremely excited about the pheasants, deer, owl and anything else that moved from the fantastic view we had in the barn.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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The pictures do not do it justice

  • 5 of 5

Clean, secluded and very comfortable. This property has everything you need to enjoy a very restful stay with beautiful scenery. We have stayed Dec 13 and Dec 14 accompanied by friends and enjoyed the Christmas markets in Winchester and the restaurants in nearby Petersfield. This is one of our most favourite places to stay and look forward to returning year after year. We have yet to stay during the summer to enjoy more of the surrounding walks and maybe have a dip in the pool.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

Hawkley village and it's surroundings are a hidden gem of East Hampshire. Every time we climb up into the hills and head home, we feel our spirits rise. Come and experience it too.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : London Heathrow at 50 Miles Nearest Barpub : Hawkley at 1 Miles Nearest Ferry : Portsmouth at 30 Miles Nearest Golf : Liphook and Petersfield at 6 Miles Nearest Train : Liss at 3 Miles Nearest Motorway : A3 at 3 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Hawkley at 1 Miles Nearest Beach : West Wittering at 38 Miles Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

Woodwork holidays - The Woodshed offers accommodation to visitors who would like tuition in Richard Elderton's workshop, combined with seeing the link between timber in our woodland, timber cut and stored and timber being worked. We can organise/suggest visits to local workshops and related attractions.


West Wittering beach is 38 miles (driving) - a large sand and shingle beach, good bathing, nature reserve behind.


London Heathrow airport is 51 miles, London Gatwick is 60 miles, Southampton Eastleigh airport is 29 miles. Portsmouth Harbour is 28.5 miles, Dover is 120 miles. Car hire is recommended.


Hawkley village, 1 mile. Petersfield and Alton 6 miles. Winchester, Chichester and Guildford approx. 20 miles.

Further Details:

The Hangers Way long-distance footpath runs through Hawkley, which has a good pub, playground, cricket matches and village events. Selborne village, 2 miles away, has 2 pubs, shops and The Wakes Museum. Jane Austen's house at Chawton is 5 miles away. Petersfield and Alton - farmer’s markets, independent shops and restaurants, and The Watercress Line (steam trains) runs from Alton to Alresford. Go Ape at Alice Holt Wood - adventure in the trees. The Weald and Downland Museum. National Trust properties Hinton Ampner and Uppark. Winchester, Chichester and Portsmouth, with its Historic Dockyard, are all within easy reach.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Sep 2016 - 15 Nov 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
16 Nov 2016 - 31 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Spring & Early Summer
1 Apr 2017 - 31 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Summer Season
1 Jun 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
A 25% deposit is required to confirm the booking with the full amount paid 2 weeks prior to occupation. Further details can be seen under the terms and conditions.

Changeover Day:
This is normally a Saturday, but we are flexible. Departure is usually mid-morning and arrival mid-afternoon.

Notes on prices
Christmas & New Year period - if available - falls outside the standard winter pricing and is slightly mire expensive.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Updated: 08-Oct-2016
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Property Type

  • barn


  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming

Floor Area

  • 75 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Separate shower room has a walk-in curved glass shower, large semi-pedestal basin, water-saving WC and heated towel rail - slate floor. Plentiful hot water is from a solar powered system.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed, 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Main bedroom has a king size double bed and space for a cot. Twin bedroom has 2 single beds 900mm wide.


  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: The Woodshed is heated via a very efficient wood burning stove, with logs supplied from our woodland. We light it before arrival, or leave it prepared. There are additional electric heaters in the bedrooms. The building is highly insulated and meets Code Level 4 for sustainable homes. Outside: Private south-facing garden leading direct from large sliding doors. Outdoor furniture - 2 folding chairs, a table + 4 chairs. Area of lawn on the north side and nut orchard on the east side. The owners have a private outdoor swimming pool, which can be used by arrangement at guests own risk. Utility Room: The utility area has a washing machine, iron and ironing board, hoover and mop. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and all linen are included - and there is a range of bedding for all seasons. The property is cleaned weekly and linen changed weekly. Other: Adjoining The Woodshed is a large store with a cupboard of outdoor games and space for luggage, wet clothing, etc.

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